Friends welcome back to my blog. In this post, we will tell you How to Install WordPress Theme. In this course you have learned so far: Start your blog from scratch.
Like the WordPress Plugin, we can download the WordPress theme from the WP Dashboard FTP. In this post, we will show you how to install the theme both ways.
As a beginner, you will want to try some themes on your site until you find a good theme that suits your needs. You may have heard that there are thousands of free and paid WordPress themes for WordPress. You can download the WordPress theme from the resources below. It would be better for you to use a free theme for your blog in the beginning, but once the website is growing, you can use a premium theme if you want to give your site a professional look.
Just like WordPress plugins, we can download the WordPress theme from the WP Dashboard and FTP. In this post, we will show you how to install the theme both ways.
- WordPress Official Theme directory (Free Themes)
- Genesis WordPress Theme (SEO Optimized Theme)
- Elegant WordPress Theme Club
Before installing a WordPress theme, you should preview any theme and see what that theme will look like on your site. If you like that theme, you can install it.
You can install a free directory theme from the WP Dashboard. Or you can install a .zip file. So let’s see how to install the theme from WP Dashboard?
#1. How to Install WordPress Theme from Dashboard?
There are two ways to install a theme from the dashboard that lets you install the theme from the WP dashboard.
- Search and install method:
- Upload and install method:
Search and Install Method:
If you want to install a free WordPress theme from the WordPress theme directory, the easiest way is to use the WordPress Admin Theme Search functionality.
To do this, you must first log in to your WordPress admin area. After that, you have to go to the appearance of the dashboard and select the theme option. Then there is the Add New button at the top. You have to click there.
After going to Add New, a page will open in front of you, in which you will find the Featured, Popular, Latest, Favorite, and Feature filter buttons in which you can go and search for your theme.
Type the name of the theme you want to install in the search bar. We searched for the theme. A theme or a list of themes will appear on your search basics. Move the cursor to the theme you want to install. There you will see the Install and Preview option.
You can also preview the theme by clicking the Preview button to see what your site will look like after installing this theme.
Click Install to install the theme. Activate the theme once it is installed. Your theme will be successfully installed and activated.
Upload and Install Theme:
Search and Install Themes lets you install only free themes in the WordPress theme directory. If you want to install a premium or custom theme, you must use the upload method in the WordPress admin.
To install the theme from the search method, first, you need to download the .zip file from which you have purchased from any of your marketplace or commercial theme providers.
Then log in to your WordPress admin area, click on the Appearance >> Theme button, and click on the Add New button.
When you go to Add New, you will see the Upload Theme button. Click on it and click on Choose File. Select the .zip file from your computer drive and click on the Install button.
Once the theme has been successfully installed, a link to activate and use the theme will appear. You can activate the theme by clicking on it.
#2. Install WordPress Theme using FTP:
FTP comes in handy when your server security does not allow you to install themes and plugins from the dashboard.
You must have FTP software such as FileZilla to use the FTP method. With FTP you will need a file like WinRAR to unpack the .zip file.
To use the FTP method, we must first unzip the .zip file. To unzip the theme file, you can download WinRAR from the official website.
Once installed, right-click on the theme’s .zip folder and click on the unzip option.
Now log in to your FTP Manager and locate the wp-content/Themes folder. Upload your theme folder here.
After uploading the theme, go to your WordPress admin area and go to Appearance and go to the theme option. You will see your uploaded theme there. You can now hover the mouse over the theme and click the Activate button there.
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